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Data science and cybersecurity could boost Singapore's appeal

Expertise in these two areas will help fortify nation's position as a safe place for firms to do business regionally and worldwide, observers say.

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"I see Singapore's opportunity (in data science) as more nuanced - to be the beacon for the region's data science capabilities in terms of both companies and talent," says Mr Widjaja (above).

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Singapore "must put technological defence at the forefront" if it is to nurture the growth of its digital economy, and part of that will include AI, says Mr Aurora (above).

DATA science and cybersecurity apply across all industries and the Committee on the Future Economy's (CFE) proposal to develop capabilities in these two areas will strengthen the country's economic infrastructure, industry practitioners and observers say.

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